The Central Bureau of Investigation, Chennai has registered a case against a Supdt. of Customs (presently Authorised Officer, ELCOT Special Economic Zone, Sholinganallur, Chennai) U/s 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegation that he demanded a sum of Rs. Fifty thousand as illegal gratification from the complainant for obtaining Bill of Entry in the name of the complainant’s firm for taking out Scrap from Special Economic Zone.
Subsequent to the registration of the case, a trap was laid and the accused was caught red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs.50,000/- from the complainant.
The arrested accused was produced before the Principal Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai who remanded him to judicial custody till 10.04.2012.
Search was conducted at his residence and cash of Rs.14.7 Lakh and keys of two lockers were seized. On 28.03.2012, the two lockers were operated and cash of Rs.20 Lakh; Term Deposits Receipts for Rs.7.36 Lakh; pass book of RD in Post Office having balance of Rs.1,40,000/-; fixed deposit receipt for Rs.4.20 Lakh were recovered. Six Bank Accounts having balance of Rs.10 Lakh and three documents pertaining to immovable properties worth Rs. 19 Lakh were also found.
Further investigation continues.
CBI Press Release
New Delhi , 29.03.2012